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The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) school year begins in September and ends in June.  International students can begin their studies in either September (first semester) or February (second semester).

It is in the best interest of the student to submit his or her application as early as possible. International students must apply directly to the SCDSB International Student Program or through an authorized agency abroad. As a guideline, it is recommended that students begin the application process five months before the start of their program in order to ensure that they have enough time to obtain a study permit – the processing time for study permits varies between countries. 

Placement in a SCDSB secondary school is based on the evaluation of the student’s academic standing and the availability of space. International students applying must have a minimum academic average of 65% and must maintain this minimum average throughout their attendance at a SCDSB school.



Application New Student

Application – Returning Student

Homestay Application Form

Custodian Declaration Form

2021-22 Field Trip Flyer and Consent Forms (Dates Currently Unconfirmed)


Apply to the nearest Canadian visa office for study permit.You will be required to submit the letter of acceptance, the receipt for fees paid and all other documents required by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. For more information on how to apply fora study permit and for the nearest Canadian visa office, please go to

 Upon receipt of a study permit, please make arrangements to arrive Canada at least one week prior to the commencement of classes in order to participate in Orientation Program and meet with your designated guidance counselor